UAAP 80: Ateneo’s Matt Nieto punctuates breakout season with special award

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 29, 2017 03:07 PM
UAAP 80: Matt Nieto punctuates breakout with special award
Matt Nieto has emerged as one of the best point guards in the UAAP 80 Men's Basketball Tournament

Without a doubt, Matt Nieto has entrenched himself as Ateneo de Manila University’s point guard of the present and the future.

Nieto has emerged as one of the best court generals in the league with per game counts of 11.6 points in 44.1 percent shooting to go along with 2.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and one steal.

For his troubles, Nieto, now in his third season and with two more years of eligibility, was awarded as the Manulife 110% Heart and Hustle Player of the Season.

Indeed, he has, time and again, proven his heart and hustle throughout the tournament.

Don’t believe us? Then look back at how Nieto coolly converted his couple of charities to lift the Blue Eagles over archrival De La Salle University or how he played with a huge cut above his left eye to help Ateneo take Game 1 of the Finals against the Green Archers.

Nieto will take home PhP 50,000 for his special award.


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